STOP Early Journal Content on JSTOR, Free to Anyone in the World This article is one of nearly 500,000 scholarly works digitized and made freely available to everyone in the world by JSTOR. Known as the Early Journal Content, this set of works include research articles, news, letters, and other writings published in more than 200 of the oldest leading academic journals. The works date from the mid-seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries. We encourage people to read and share the Early Journal Content openly and to tell others that this resource exists. People may post this content online or redistribute in any way for non-commercial purposes. Read more about Early Journal Content at http://about.jstor.org/participate-jstor/individuals/early- journal-content . JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary source objects. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico. For more information about JSTOR, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 304 Recent Literature. \j% Oberholser on Birds from Central Asia. 1 — Dr. W. L. Abbott, formerly of Philadelphia, has earned an enviable reputation as a scientific and enthusiastic collector, who for a number of years past has devoted him- self to natural history exploration, visiting successively parts of East Africa, the Seychelles, Madagascar, the Indian Archipelago, and southern and Central Asia in the prosecution of his work. The United States National Museum has been the recipient of his generous and extensive contributions of excellent material to various departments of zoology, but especially to mammalogy and ornithology, thus opening a new field of research to American naturalists, whose opportunities heretofore have largely been restricted to American material. Mr. Oberholser's paper relates to a small collection of birds from Cashmere and Ladak, numbering 142 specimens and representing 62 species. Totanus totanus curhinus is described as new. Saxicola mon- tana Gould (not Koch) is renamed Saxicola oreophila, and Perisso- spiza (nom. nov.) replaces Pycnorhamphus Hume, the latter being preoc- cupied. Several pages are given to a description of a series of 18 specimens of Buteo ferox, which seems to illustrate all the principal phases of plumage of this exceedingly variable species. The collector's notes from the fresh specimens, including measurements, are a valuable feature of the paper. — J. A. A. Oberholser on a Collection of Birds from Madagascar. 2 — A small col- lection of birds made by the Rev. James Wills, chiefly near Imerina, in the east central part of the island,- numbering 57 species, represented by, no specimens, and purchased by the United States National Museum^ forms the basis of the present paper. All are referred to previously described species, but the exact data respecting time and place of collec- tion of the specimens, and Mr. Oberholser's critical annotations on many of them, and on various points of nomenclature, render the paper of much value. — J. A. A. Oberholser on Birds from Santa Barbara Islands, California. 3 — This is a list of the birds collected by Mr. Clark P. Streator under the auspices of the Biological Survey of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, April 1 Notes, on Birds collected by Doctor W. L. Abbott in Central Asia. By Harry C. Oberholser. Proc. U. S. Nat. Mus, Vol. XXII, No. 1195, pp. 205- 228. April, 1900. 2 Catalogue of Collection of Birds from Madagascar. By Harry C. Oberholser. Proc. U. S. Nat. Mus., Vol. XXII, No. 1197, pp. 235-248. April, 1900. 3 Notes on some Birds from Santa Barbara Islands, California. By Harry C. Oberholser. Proc. U. S. Nat. Mus., Vol. XXII, No. 1196, pp. 229-234. April, 1900.